When it comes to vacations in a tropical destination like Bali, your accommodation of choice is just as important as your itinerary — not that you even need one. Do you want to stay in a five star resort nestled on the banks of a sacred river? Or a modern boutique hotel in trendy Seminyak? What about an Airbnb owned by a local?
Yes, exceptional service at luxury resorts can never be paralleled. However, sometimes you just want to lounge in your own private sanctuary with your loved ones. Bali is full of stunning villas expansive enough for you and your loved ones, most boasting their own pool, outdoor sundecks, and light-filled living areas.
Especially with the advent of Airbnb Plus, a curated listing of one-of-a-kind, design-led homes around the globe, travellers have even more options to choose from now. It all depends on the type of experiences they are looking for.
For a truly authentic stay, you might want to seek refuge in an all-glass structure in the midst of Ubud’s traditional villages. Alternatively, book a villa in Uluwatu boasting panoramic views of the glistening Indian Ocean if you’re in Bali for a weekend getaway.
From architecturally-inspired villas to swanky tree houses, check out these magical Airbnb listings to book the next time you’re in Bali.
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Nestled in a little Ubudian village called Banjar Tunon is this loft-style designer’s villa, flanked by all-glass ceilings that separate the living area from the spectacular backdrop of lush tropical jungle and Balinese rice fields. The property is surrounded by rice fields, palm trees, and a river — away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Ubud.
Its three bedrooms boasts stunning outdoor and indoor spaces, providing a tranquil atmosphere from those just looking to get away from it all. The property is also home to a spa, spacious kitchen, infinity pool, and open-air deck.
Price: S$324 a night
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This tastefully-decorated villa boasts vast living areas showcasing contrasting wood textures and patterns, stone surfaces, flowing indoor-to-outdoor spaces, high ceilings, an an enclosed private patio. Villa Dua features two bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom. Its light-filled common spaces boasts full glass ceilings, bringing the outdoors in.
The tropical villa is located in a small alley in a peaceful area of Seminyak, yet within proximity to shops, restaurants, bars, and beaches. The famed Double Six Beach, a heaven for surfers and sunset lovers, is within walking distance.
Price: S$352 a night
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For those seeking solitude, check out this getaway hidden in the Balinese forests set amongst the mountains of Mount Agung.
Set on a riverside right in the middle of a Balinese village, the two-storey all-bamboo house is a peaceful refuge away from the touristy parts of Bali.
On the first floor, you can find a kitchen, cosy living area, bathroom, and an outdoor shower. The second floor boasts a spacious bedroom with a king size bed, and the iconic triangular window which looks out to the rice fields outside.
Price: S$222 a night
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Unwind in this chic 1,200 sq ft master suite in a stunning, sprawling villa enclosed in lush foliage. In the afternoons, soak in the sun in its poolside hammock, or take dips in the pool. All its five bedrooms are beautifully furnished in teak wood, with the use of modern accents and artwork that lend a sophisticated vibe, as well as an ensuite bathroom.
Its location in the quaint Umalas village ensures that it is away from Bali’s bustle, yet still a 10-minute walk to Seminyak’s restaurants, bars and boutiques.
Price: S$459 a night
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The iconic Camaya House has almost become a destination in itself, largely due to its popularity on Instagram. This unique two-room bamboo retreat is situated on the edge of a valley in a little town of Selat, with stunning views over rice terraces and the peak of the majestic Mount Agung in the distance.
The Camaya House’s appeal is its remote location 80 minutes away from Ubud. This is a great place to stay in if you’re looking to experience the real Bali away from the crowds. The property’s host, a local resident of the village, will take you to the local ceremonies that take place in the village if your stay coincide with them.
Price: S$385 a night
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